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“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. “Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson
A book where minimalism, symbolism, and originality leave lots of open space to inspire creative possibilities.Published 13 days ago by Jeff Hu
Written by a master and as masterfully translated, this is one of the great works of the human imagination.Published 3 months ago by Michael Purves-Smith
a book that you can read again and again and never get tired as you always find new stories within the stories. Read morePublished on June 5 2013 by mohamad
I received the book Invisible Cities within a couple weeks of ordering it. The book looks practically brand new. It came with a packing slip and thank you for ordering. Read morePublished on May 23 2013 by Jo-Ann
"Kublai Khan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars does continue... Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2011 by EA Solinas
i read excerpts from this book a couple years before i got into architecture school, it was one of the things that helped give me that final push into choosing architecture as my... Read morePublished on April 22 2002
i had to read this for school, i hated it. its boring and repetitive. you can read the first 2 or 3 chapters and thats all you need, because it doesnt change. Read morePublished on March 4 2002 by Jon
This book, if any, merits more than a single, swift reading. It is a rare gem which should be savored gradually. Read morePublished on July 13 2001
if they were told by scherazade....the story is trippy...history mixed in with some sci-fi...nice thing about the book is you don't have to be a sci-fi or history buff to really... Read morePublished on May 23 2001 by Erren Geraud Kelly